Austin will be saying goodbye to carshare service Car2Go at the end of this month.
In a statement to members, Car2Go wrote:
“While we firmly believe that Austin deserves free-floating carshare, it is a complex transportation market that requires a significant investment on the part of any mobility provider wanting to enter the city and unfortunately, we are unable to continue doing so in a manner that’s sustainable for our business. We want to extend our sincerest appreciation to the City of Austin and to all our members for their support since we first launched our service in North America in this great city back in 2009. We deeply regret any inconvenience this decision may cause you.”
If you’re a Car2Go member, your membership will still work in other North American locations after Oct. 31, Car2Go’s last day in Austin.
If carsharing is a big part of your life, fear not – Zipcar is here and has a robust presence in Austin! Zipcar gives you on-demand access to drive cars by the hour or the day. Learn more about Zipcar here.